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Also, if you have a can of compressed air lying around try and use that too. It's what I did when I spilled a jug of water all over my KBs and they're all still working perfectly.
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Damn it!

Spent over an hour in surgery with this thing, took it completely apart, wiped up all the water (tea) i saw and plugged it in and its still dead.

My keyboard has three layers of clear thin plastic circuit board, i wiped in between each. I dont know what i should do now. Wait till morning, or is it time to go shopping?

Damn this keyboard served me well
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Damn it!

Spent over an hour in surgery with this thing, took it completely apart, wiped up all the water (tea) i saw and plugged it in and its still dead.

My keyboard has three layers of clear thin plastic circuit board, i wiped in between each. I dont know what i should do now. Wait till morning, or is it time to go shopping?

Damn this keyboard served me well
I'd wait til morning at least. Take it apart again so the parts can dry on every side. Wiping rarely removes as much moisture as we think. It needs a good isopropyl rub (to remove contaminants) and some time alone in a dry place to think about what's happened.

Maybe get another KB tonight since you mentioned something about an essay or somesuch just in case? Plus a spare KB is never a bad thing. I keep 2 hooked up to my sig rig.
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I'd wait til morning at least. Take it apart again so the parts can dry on every side. Wiping rarely removes as much moisture as we think. It needs a good isopropyl rub (to remove contaminants) and some time alone in a dry place to think about what's happened.

Maybe get another KB tonight since you mentioned something about an essay or somesuch just in case? Plus a spare KB is never a bad thing. I keep 2 hooked up to my sig rig.
Thanks for the help, maybe I will take it apart eventually. Im thinking ill have to give the pcb's a good drying because there was alot of debris, though i felt i cleaned and dried it good.
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Damn it!

Spent over an hour in surgery with this thing, took it completely apart, wiped up all the water (tea) i saw and plugged it in and its still dead.

My keyboard has three layers of clear thin plastic circuit board, i wiped in between each. I dont know what i should do now. Wait till morning, or is it time to go shopping?

Damn this keyboard served me well
Damn that's no good, must of soaked it good lol
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man i spilt oj in my das keyboard git into about 6 switches and all they ever did was gum up...
but some rubbing alcohol eventually fixed that
    
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post #17 of 20
As of this post I don't know if you've fixed your issue yet.... but I spilled an entire bottle of water into my Das and it still works fine. You just have to unplug it immediately and thoroughly dry it. Take a blow dryer to it for at least 15 minutes and just let it sit for a few hours, don't just plug it back in.

I let mine sit for awhile before I plugged it back in. Works fine

As long as you let it dry really well, there should be no issues hopefully.
post #18 of 20
One trick is to remove the controller and just plug it in to the PC. If it boots up you've isolated the problem to the membranes.

If it DOES NOT boot up then you're screwed, lewd, and tattooed.
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Well I'm back from my trip and I turned on my PC and saw one of the LEDs on my keyboard light up!

But I still couldnt type, so I opened it up and saw that one of the circuit boards wasnt plugged in

O well I'm very happy I'm no longer out $100

Thanks for all the help guys
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post #20 of 20
I'm glad it worked out for you, but in the future you could also try using a desiccant like silica beads. i think 8 lbs is like 10-15 bucks at walmart in the kitty litter section. Works for cell phones anyways.
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